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Participants in the study were made to hold chopsticks in their mouth, which inhibited their ability to mimic facial expressions (Masaki O. Abe).
14 Dec 2022
Training individuals to inhibit imitation of others increases empathy and allows them to recognize facial expressions in others regardless of their situations.
08 Dec 2022
Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong will confer honorary doctoral degrees upon three distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society. The honorary doctorate recipients are Prof Woo Chia-wei, GBS, CBE (吳家瑋教授), Ms Anna Wu Hung-yuk (胡紅玉女士), GBS, JP and Dr Zhang Yimou (張藝謀博士).
06 Dec 2022
World's first research into relationship between rich-in-biodiversity garden greenery and health/well-being launched by University of Tokyo and Sekisui House Ltd.
02 Dec 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a “smart ranch” featuring connected cows, a way to see what a 1 600-year-old woman looked like, and a new bird-like dinosaur.
01 Dec 2022
Giants in History: Chinese palaeontologist, archaeologist and anthropologist Pei Wenzhong (January 19, 1904 – September 18, 1982) is regarded as a founder of Chinese anthropology.
24 Nov 2022
Four years of online training, fellowships and support for research on digital rights gets underway as the second phase of the Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM) initiative launches in Bangkok on November 25, 2022.
23 Nov 2022
Giants in History: Through her iconic stories featuring fictional scenes from the history of the Philippines, language teacher and academic Genoveva Matute (3 January 1915 – 21 March 2009) helped strengthen the Filipino identity.
Hesitancy in helping
22 Nov 2022
An Osaka Metropolitan University study found that differences in culture affect when Japanese and American university students feel comfortable providing social support. The researchers found that Japanese university students were less likely than American students to offer assistance to a close friend or family member unless they had been explicitly asked for help, even when they knew that the person needed assistance. There were no differences in providing assistance between Japanese and American students when requests for help were explicitly stated.
18 Nov 2022
Exploring virtual human-agent relationships, A fly protein gives clue for human cancers, Rare earth elements formed in neutron star mergers 💥, One-stop process for hydrogen production. Read all in the November's Editor's Choice plus Upcoming event K4DM KNOWLEDGE MARKETPLACE – Bangkok 2022: Exchanging Ideas for a Democratic Myanmar.
11 Nov 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a bioinspired tiny jumping robot, evidence of gender stereotypes in young children, and the first sighting of a new species of crab.
Go home safe! Home floor plans used to advise seniors at risk of falls
10 Nov 2022
Injury from falls lowers healthy life expectancy and quality of life, especially for older people. In Japan, patients discharged from acute care hospitals have higher incidences of falls. These falls occur more often indoors in places used frequently in daily life. A group of Osaka Metropolitan University researchers conducted a 6-month follow-up survey, after discharge from an acute care hospital, on falls and near-falls, of orthopedic disease patients with a fall history aged 65 or older. The results suggest that preventive intervention instructing patients using their home floor plans may help prevent falls during the early post-discharge period.
07 Nov 2022
Focusing on the imperative of integrating science, policy and clinical practice to advance global One Health movement especially in the aftermath of COVID-19, the Congress will feature sharing by leading global scientists and policymakers on ways to address complex global health challenges.
04 Nov 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are jellyfish-like fossils, mythic diseases, and a transistor that can detect cancer cells.
Research team explores virtual romantic relationships
30 Oct 2022
New research identifies a unique way that people find connection in the modern world and provides novel insight into the fields of anthropomorphism, virtual interactions, and relationship science.
25 Oct 2022
Small neighboring galaxy filled with dark matter detected with gamma rays, How a virus induces heart inflammation, Shedding light on the happy hormone, Microfossils may hold key evolution clues. Read all in the October's Editor's Choice plus Upcoming event KNOWLEDGE MARKETPLACE – Bangkok 2022: Exchanging of ideas for a Democratic Myanmar.
17 Oct 2022
The Council of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong approved today (17 October) the recommendation of its Search Committee to appoint Prof S Joe Qin, who is a world-leading data science expert, as the next President for a period of five years.
17 Oct 2022
The Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2022: SDG International Innovation Awards & Expo (SDGIIAE) returns for its 2nd edition and the awards encourage the development of innovative solutions for local and global challenges.
10 Oct 2022
Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong will confer Honorary Fellowships upon four distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their professions and valuable contributions to the community.
Photo. DGIST-Infineon Technologies Seminar
07 Oct 2022
- Providing a forum for cooperation by sharing sensor and semiconductor technology trends and holding exchange meetings with related researchers
Photo. Team "Some.New" Members
07 Oct 2022
- Recognized for the commercialization potential of smart clothing based on fabric with excellent durability, washability, and electrical signal transmission capability - Expected to contribute to intensifying technological strength of Daegu, the center of the textile and medical industry
29 Sep 2022
A simple and economical method of detecting SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in wastewater with high sensitivity has been developed, expanding the use of wastewater-based epidemiology for tracking the virus in populations.
28 Sep 2022
Reviewed Preprint authors from underrepresented backgrounds and countries with limited funding can now apply for an award to support their research and career.
28 Sep 2022
Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong highly values research and knowledge transfer that generate social impact and demonstrate care for the community. LU honoured 72 LU faculty members for their outstanding performance in research and contributions to knowledge transfer in raising the community’s quality of life and contribution to society during the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years.
Horizon Special Edition JHSSR Vol.4 (S) Oct. 2022:  Pandemic Induced Neo Business Practices: Evidences from South Asia
23 Sep 2022
A special issue of Horizon Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences Research (JHSSR Vol.4 (S) Oct. 20212) is now published. This issue includes papers on the Covid-19 pandemic, developments in business and digital practices, changes in social media behavior in South Asia.
16 Sep 2022
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are the best way to calm a crying baby, technology to sot sex in bovine semen, and a prosthesis for breast cancer patients made from an aquatic plant.
28 Aug 2022
Commissioned between 1815-1820, the Fraser Album is considered a defining work of the Company School of painting depicting the people of India.
19 Aug 2022
Adults self-report their pain on a one to 10 numerical score, while children can point to an equivalent face scale — from a green smiling face to a red crying face — to indicate their pain. Newborns, however, cannot say a number or point to a face, leaving it up to their caregivers to identify and evaluate any pain they may be in. Until the turn of this century, a significant number of clinicians did not recognize that neonates could even experience pain, resulting in infrequent, nonstandard training for medical workers. Now, researchers are reporting that a flexible e-learning program improves neonate pain management knowledge and skills for nurses.
10 Aug 2022
Highest-level international certification on safety and health granted to organizations that excel in preventing risk factors related to safety accidents
Illustration of dynamical pattern formation in the model in this study where populated places and their inter-connections emerge naturally across the landscape. Transport links following least-cost paths across the landscape are strengthened between locations with large populations, whilst well-connected centers in turn tend to grow to a greater extent (Takaaki Aoki, et al. Scientific Reports. June 16, 2022).
04 Aug 2022
When the evolution of towns and of roads are modeled together, the natural landscape alone is enough to predict the actual arrangement of real towns.
13 Jul 2022
Titled “Youth in the Digital Space”, the study uncovered their views on topics such as financial planning/goals, education and employment, and the impact of digital communications on youth behaviour, personal beliefs and principles.

Events

16 Feb 2011
International Accounting and Business Conference will be held on 16 -17th February 2011 at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This second IABC 2011's theme is 'Achieving Excellence Through Innovative Practices in a Global Environment’.
20 Apr 2010
Iraqi journalists continue to face great risk trying to report their stories. According to Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, 188 journalists and media workers have been killed, and 78 kidnapped since March 2003. Hundreds more have been forced into exile, where many continue to report.
19 Apr 2010
Co-organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia and Thomson-Reuters, the Journal Workshop aims to equip journal authors with introduction to the ISI Web of Knowledge and information on the ISI Journal selection process.
08 Apr 2010
In an IDRC public lecture, renowned Indian historian and biographer Ramachandra Guha will critically explore India’s future on the world stage. Analyzing the deep fault-lines within Indian society, politics, economics, and culture, he suggests that talk of Indian superstardom is highly premature.
18 Mar 2010
Jon Duschinsky, author of Philanthropy in a Flat World, will explore the future of philanthropy with a special focus on funding models for research and education.
10 Mar 2010
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is hosting a panel at the NGO Forum of the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
08 Mar 2010
The Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are co-hosting a side event at the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
09 Mar 2010
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) 40th anniversary, and the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, IDRC is hosting a half-day event in Ottawa.
05 Mar 2010
International Symposium on Designing Governance for Civil Society
04 Mar 2010
As a part of the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization (Global 30), the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies will launch a new program named “Global Information and Communication Technology and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program” in September 2011.
14 Oct 2010
The inaugural edition of the `POWER series of Exhibitions’ launched by CEMS-Global in 2009 - `POWER Bangladesh 2009’ International Expo, organized by CEMS USA in association with CEMS BANGLADESH (CEMS-Global) made a resounding success and brought a revolution in the Power & Energy sector of Bangladesh.
25 May 2010
Some 700 delegates from Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America and Africa are participating in the Summit set on 25th-26th May 2010 to examine media issues and social concerns that may contribute towards industry and societal development.
19 Jan 2010
This is the third forum on climate change since 2008 organised jointly by the British High Commission and the Chevening Alumni following the annual major United Nations (UN) conference on climate change.
12 Jan 2010
JUNBA (Japanese University Network in the Bay Area) will hold its Symposium and Technology Fair on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010.
30 Jan 2010
International GCOE Symposium on Neurocognitive Development "Shedding Light on Developing Brain" is to be held as follows.  *Admission free, registration is required.  *This event will be held in English; no interpretation will be provided.
08 Dec 2009
Time & Date: Tuesday 8th December 2009, 13:00 – 16:30 (Registration starts at 12:30) Venue: 2 Fl, Conference Hall, Old University Library, Keio University Mita Campus Admission Free - Advance registration essential (See below)
09 Dec 2009
Mekong Media Forum, organised by Inter Press Service Asia-Pacific and Probe Media Foundation Inc, will be held on Dec. 9-12, 2009, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
11 Dec 2009
Date December 11th (Fri) 2009, 10:00-17:00 Venue Tokyo International Forum - Hall B7 and Hall B5 Admission Free of charge (Reservation is not necessary.) Organizer Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology [KLL] (Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology / Graduate School of Science and Technology)
13 Dec 2009
Keio Media Design launches an information session at Malaysia (KL)!
11 Dec 2009
Keio Media Design launches an information session at National University of Singapore (NUS)!
24 May 2010
Join the biggest global media event taking place in Asia-Pacific, the 2010 Asia Media Summit, and tap unparalleled opportunities for examining these issues and finding new perspectives on media’s strategies and initiatives.
04 Nov 2009
The conference will be organized by a large number of organizations including Abyad Medical Center, Middle East Association on Age, Ageing & Alzheimer's-MEAAA, The Health Ministers' Council for the Cooperation Council States, Lebanese order of physicians-Tripoli-Lebanon and others
06 Nov 2009
Keio Symposium Mexico and Japan: Opportunities to Enhance Regional Competitiveness in Asia Pacific on November 6
05 Oct 2009
Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development
24 Sep 2009
Fourth Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2009) 6-9 December, 2009 Shangai, China
15 Oct 2009
The workshop will explore the security implications of critical energy and environmental issues in Central Asia and will seek to generate strategic insights that will be useful for government and private-sector policy-makers around the world and in Central Asia itself.
01 Dec 2009
This is a pressing invitation from the Asia Task Force to register for a major series of events on Doing Business in Asia, to be held across the UK from 1-4 December in London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham.
24 Oct 2009
August 19, 2009 - Beijing, China - From 24-30 October 2009, the biennial Icograda World Design Congress in association with the first Beijing Design Week will be held in Beijing, China for the first time.
12 Mar 2010
The Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics welcomes papers that represent any scientific endeavor that addresses itself to “Plato’s Problem” concerning language acquisition: “How we can gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?”
06 Dec 2009
ASWC 2009 calls for Workshops, Tutorials, Posters, and Demos

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Giants in history

Vietnamese surgeon Tôn Thất Tùng (10 May 1912 – 7 May 1982) developed a pioneering technique that reduced the risks and mortality rate of liver operations.
Michiaki Takahashi (17 February 1928 – 16 December 2013) was a Japanese virologist who developed the first chickenpox vaccine.
Maggie Lim (5 January 1913 – November 1995) was a Singaporean physician who promoted family planning and expanded the access to clinics to improve the quality of life for mothers and children in Singapore’s early days.
The founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute in India, Muthulakshmi Reddy (30 July 1886 – 22 July 1968), fought to uplift women and girls from impoverished situations.
Through her iconic stories featuring fictional scenes from the history of the Philippines, language teacher and academic Genoveva Matute (3 January 1915 – 21 March 2009) helped strengthen the Filipino identity.
Tsuneko (7 June 1933) and Reiji Okazaki (8 October 1930 – 1 August 1975) were a Japanese couple who discovered Okazaki fragments – short sequences of DNA that are synthesized during DNA replication and linked together to form a continuous strand.
Sir Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry Vishveshwarayya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962) is widely regarded as India’s most outstanding engineer. In a career that spanned almost his entire life, Vishveshwarayya played a pivotal role in several engineering projects, including designing the Krishnarajasagara dam that is still the source of irrigation and drinking water for parts of Karnataka today.
Indian scientist and physician Upendranath Brahmachari (19 December 1873–6 February 1946) is best known for creating a drug called Urea Stibamine, used to safely and reliably treat visceral leishmaniasis (or Kala-azar), a severe infection caused by the Leishmania parasite.
Ali
Little is known about Ali, a teenager from Sarawak, Malaysia, who was chief assistant to the famous naturalist Alfred Wallace. Most of what is known comes from Wallace’s writings. Ali accompanied Wallace on expeditions throughout the Malay Archipelago from December 1855 to February 1862.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Rajeshwari Chatterjee (24 January 1922 – 3 September 2010) was the first female engineer from Karnataka in India.